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What's the worst song of all time?

post #1 of 45
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Starship may have built this city on rock and roll, but Blender magazine is tearing it down, naming the band's "We Built This City" as the worst song ever.

Some tunes on the "50 Worst Songs Ever!" list were selected for their melodies, others "are wretchedly performed" and "quite a few don't make sense whatsoever," the magazine said.

The list, which appears in the May issue, includes songs by New Kids on the Block, Meat Loaf, The Doors, Lionel Richie, Hammer and The Beach Boys, among others.

Blender describes 1985's "We Built This City" as "the truly horrible sound of a band taking the corporate dollar while sneering at those who take the corporate dollar."

Starship lead singer Grace Slick says, "This is not me," when the magazine reminds her of the tune. "Now you're an actor. It's the same as Meryl Streep playing Joan of Arc."

Rounding out the top 10: "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus; "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" Wang Chung; "Rollin'," Limp Bizkit; "Ice Ice Baby," Vanilla Ice; "The Heart of Rock & Roll," Huey Lewis and the News; "Don't Worry Be Happy," Bobby McFerrin; "Party All the Time," Eddie Murphy; "American Life," Madonna; and "Ebony and Ivory," Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.

Other songs on the list: Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" (No. 22); Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" (No. 30); Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" (No. 39); Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" (No. 41); Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sounds of Silence" (No. 42); The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (No. 48); and Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" (No. 50).

Blender and VH1's TV special "50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs ... Ever" airs May 12.
post #2 of 45
I'm particualarly impartial to Outkast's "Hey Ya." It was catchy the first couple of times I heard it, but for the past couple of months you can't go five minutes without hearing it on tv, in the mall, on the radio, etc. Can't stand it.

I'd also like to add anything by Celine Dion.
post #3 of 45
I have to say Don Johnson should be in there somewhere.
post #4 of 45
I think I'd add "Oops I Did it Again" for being completely goofy.
post #5 of 45
Anything by Britney Spears.. yuck
post #6 of 45
Paul Anka's "(You're) Havin' My Baby" and Neil Diamond's "I Am, I Said". The former is WAY too sappy and the latter has the DUMBEST lyrics.
post #7 of 45
Saw this article today. Billy Joel????? Puleeze! How about "Rock Me Amadeus"?
post #8 of 45
What about Minnie Riperton her screaming song? Ugh!
post #9 of 45
"Don't Worry Be Happy"

Sung by Bobby Mcferin.
post #10 of 45
Hey! Who's knocking "We Built This City"???
The top three in my book - 1)"Don't worry, be happy" 2)"We didn't start the fire" 3) "Oops...I did it again"
Wait minute...:"Achy, breaky heart" might need a slot..hmmm, where to put it????
post #11 of 45
I love We Didn't Start the Fire"!

You're right, MA. "Loooooving You" is hideous.
post #12 of 45
I've Never Been to Me

Pass The Dutchie

post #13 of 45
"Dead Skunk, In the Middle of the Road" by Loudon Wainwright III
post #14 of 45
The Streets - You're fit but don't you know it.

What a TERRIBLE song
post #15 of 45
I have to agree with Cabbie on Pass the Dutchie. And I'll add Covergirl by New Kids on the Block
post #16 of 45
is it just SOOO sad that I can sing every one of the songs mentioned in the OP? At least the refrain. Derned photographic memory!!!! GET OUTTA MY HEAD!!!
post #17 of 45
There are a few of those songs that I think shouldn't be on that list. Some of them remind me of when I was a little kid..... memories of good times with family and friends.

I'd say "I'm too sexy"! Haha! That song was hilarious. I mean, "you're too sexy for everything"?.... Come on! Oh and how does it go again.... "you and me baby aint nothin' but mammals, so let's do it how they do on the Discovery channel....". That song I can't stand. LOL!
post #18 of 45
I dont see " The Macarena" on this list at all.
post #19 of 45
Lynx is right. "Hey ya" has got to be the worst song ever written. Its absolutely horrible. Oh and anything by Hillary Duff. <--- she sucks

post #20 of 45
Originally Posted by Deb25
I love We Didn't Start the Fire"!

You're right, MA. "Loooooving You" is hideous.

I love it too, and We built this city, and My heart will go on.
post #21 of 45
"I Love My Truck"
post #22 of 45
I don't know who sings it but "Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow" that freaks me out. Personally I love "We built this city", "My heart will go on" was played at my friends funeral(he died when he was 11) so that's very special to me.
post #23 of 45
Oh and anything by Missy Elliot.
post #24 of 45
I'd vote for ANYTHING by Micheal Jackson. Inditement (sp) or not I've always thought he sucks
post #25 of 45
I would like to add anything by John Denver. I USED to really like his songs when I was a little kid, but about 8 years ago, I was listening to his greatest hits on a friend's stereo and thought, "my god!" "He sounds TERRIBLE!! He wails out of tune. The songs are just so... Whiny?
post #26 of 45
Anything by Britney Spears and thos horrible boy bands like Back Street Boys and N*SNYC. They are nothing but fake studio bands anyway
post #27 of 45
I just hate the song, "Knights in White Satin".
post #28 of 45
How about anything by megadeth? (lowercase M intended) The lead singer, (for lack of a more appropriate word) always sounded like he was forcing a bowel movement while trying to do vocals at the same time... pathetic.
post #29 of 45
"Disco Duck" comes to mind as another horrible, horrible song.
post #30 of 45
Anything by Slim Whitman.
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